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Michael Vories, MD FUE African American 3100 grafts


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African American patient at 6 months post-op. We began this case by performing 100 test grafts to test for the degree of curl within the dermis to make sure the tissue was coming out clean with an acceptable amount of transection (6.0 percent). A 0.9mm punch was used for extraction.

 

Once this was performed we felt comfortable with performing a 3000 grafts procedure over two consecutive days, Immediate after photo is included as well as 6 month post op photos. Grafts were extracted manually and placed with Hans Implanter Pens. All grafts extracted and placed by the physician.

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I trust you're joking, right?

 

I think this particular case is impressive. I haven't seen many NW5's on African Americans transformed to something respectable and manually done by FUE. I'm not the bitter type so despite what happened with my procedure, I can still be objective. And this clinic seems to have made fundamental changes since my procedure almost 3 years ago which greatly impact the outcome for African Americans.

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I agree Tyger I also think this is a good result especially looking at your photos.

We all know how difficult fue is on the African American hair type.

Good luck with whatever your next move is and I hope you achieve your aims

Have a good day

 

I think this particular case is impressive. I haven't seen many NW5's on African Americans transformed to something respectable and manually done by FUE. I'm not the bitter type so despite what happened with my procedure, I can still be objective. And this clinic seems to have made fundamental changes since my procedure almost 3 years ago which greatly impact the outcome for African Americans.
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Just to clarify:

 

Dr. Vories still uses the NeoGraft for the scoring and partial removal of the FUE grafts. He now, however, uses forcep assisted delivery of the graft itself instead of using the suction/vacuum feature of the NeoGraft device.

 

Is this correct, Dr. Vories?

 

Either way, great case!

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"

 

Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum

 

All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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Thanks Blake. Cole Instruments is our current supplier of punches. We have found their punches, especially the serrated punches, to be much sharper than the NeoGraft punches. Our current protocol is 0.8 mm punches for Caucasion hair, 0.85 mm punches for Asian or Indian hair, and 0.9 mm punches for African American hair.

 

All grafts are manually extracted using inverted curved forceps. Thanks again.

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I think this particular case is impressive. I haven't seen many NW5's on African Americans transformed to something respectable and manually done by FUE. I'm not the bitter type so despite what happened with my procedure, I can still be objective. And this clinic seems to have made fundamental changes since my procedure almost 3 years ago which greatly impact the outcome for African Americans.

 

Yeah it's a good case but this surgeon's record with African American patients has been less than stellar. There are several other surgeons who consistently wheel out breathtaking FUE cases with African hair; Dr Diep being a notable standout.

 

Of course, it's your choice but I'd hate for you to use the same guy and end up disappointed again. You've got to get it right this time round. You don't want to be doing this again 12 or 18 months from now.

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Dr Vories,

 

Nice assessment! It seems like you approach these sometimes difficult extraction cases in a very careful and methodical manner. Nice work.

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"

 

Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum

 

All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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